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Hi, I would like to know how I will be tried for doing a business transaction that my lawyer claimed to be legitimate, but SEC / government thinks otherwise.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from state to state, can you tell me where the company is registered?

Minneapolis

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Nope nothing I am trying to find a Security Lawyer who can assist us on our ICO and just wanted to ensure whom to choose

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Thats it right now

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would like to know how I will be tried for doing a business transaction that my lawyer claimed to be legitimate, but SEC / government thinks otherwise.

If you have something in writing - a legal opinion - stating that it was permissible for you to take certain actions, that can only help you - but there's no guarantee that the SEC will give a significant amount of weight to it (and they don't have to give weight to it if they choose not to).

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
basically taking Legal advice is only certain protection but not a safety net completely is it?

That is correct - it is certainly helpful but it by no means ensures that the person will entirely avoid liability. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I'd be happy to answer them.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you Olivia :)

My pleasure :) If you wouldn't mind, could you please take a moment to submit a rating so that I receive credit for working with you. If you have any follow up questions I would be *happy* to answer them. Experts only get credit for the time and effort we spend on our answers if you rate positively - 5 stars is definitely appreciated but not required! It DOES NOT cost you anything at all to submit a rating; it just allows me to get credit for helping you - otherwise I get no credit at all.

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I don’t see an option to review

There should be a 5 star rating system. 5 stars is definitely appreciated! But no worries if you can't find it!

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